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Japan expects to ease travel curbs on Thailand, Vietnam first: Motegi

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The WHO states that the pandemic is ‘accelerating’

Testing in Japan is so sparse as to be non existent!

Hospitals in Japan with around 50% of Covid cases have yet to test staff for the virus.

Tokyo is seeing cases everyday and the trend is up....

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They need to get their cheap labor into the country to save the economy.

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Keep the borders closed please

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This j gov is frigging incompetent. The day before they said they will open up to the four countries first. But as some readers had already pointed out then, the Aussies and Kiwis have been banned flying overseas. So this stupid gov now has to retract its decision to allow them in. Common sense says do some research first! The never ending incompetence of the oyajis in gov and companies is what’s causing Japan to go back to third world status.

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Really, Vietnam and Thailand, 2 poor Asian countries over NZ and Australia. In addition, there is so little testing being done Japan's Covid tracker and my friend the doctor confirm this to be true. My Japanese doctor friend has told me keep inside as much as possible, as this person believes the virus numbers are triple or more and until real testing is done there will be no way to know. Letting in people from these 2 poor nations is only going to add to the unknown numbers that are already existing.

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But as some readers had already pointed out then, the Aussies and Kiwis have been banned flying overseas

Aussies can apply for exemption which needs to meet at least one of the following, if they want to leave Australia.

your travel is as part of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including the provision of aid 

your travel is essential for the conduct of critical industries and business (including export and import industries)

you are travelling to receive urgent medical treatment that is not available in Australia

you are travelling on urgent and unavoidable personal business

you are travelling on compassionate or humanitarian grounds 

your travel is in the national interest.

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@mbuhlayaw Thank you for providing this list. It really clears things up for me, and really helps me out.

And for those that are complaining about Japan reversing course I’m not letting people from Australia New Zealand in, and letting people in from two port countries Vietnam and Thailand, someone else already pointed out. Australia New Zealand generally are not letting their citizens travel outside those two countries. So that’s why they had to reverse course.

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People forget that both Vietnam and Thailand have done so much better than Japan. About 300 and 3,000 cases, respectively, and most have recovered. They'd have to be very desperate to want to leave their own countries to come to a place which still hasn't sorted out its own mess.

Letting in people from these 2 poor nations is only going to add to the unknown numbers that are already existing.

Far from it. Letting in people from these 2 poor nations is only going to put them at a much bigger risk. They'd be much safer staying put.

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What is not understood still is that there's NO reliable existing test for "WUHAN New Coronavirus aka Covid19"

Many test false positive or false negative .Everyone who had flu shots and some vaccinations WILL test positive.

The PCR test is not reliable ( as the rest of the tests), and it won't test for the virus only traces which may or NOT be the "Wuhan CV19".

The common cold IS a CORONAVIRUS. It is alleged that they are over 60 coronaviruses recorded.

CV19 "plandemic" is mainly used for political, economical reasons and power grab worldwide. Due to that it won't end anytime soon.

No virus in the history of mankind has been brought to near 0 , as politicians and MSN would like us to hope for.

Humans have an incredible amount of viruses, bacterias, parasites etc ... constantly living inside and outside a human.Some are beneficial and some not.

There's no vaccine possible since a virus constantly mutate. As it was not possible for SARS, flu and alike.

These are things that we all should reflect deeply on.

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